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Man docked for alleged gold, diamond fraud worth N3m

Bernard of Tunda Lugbe, Abuja, docked on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust, denied committing the offences.

Man smuggled gold bar in his butt.

The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N3.4 million and one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until June 23 for hearing.

The prosecutor, Joshua Ayanna, had told the court that Chinedu of Life Camp, Abuja, reported the matter to the FCT Police Command on April 19.

He said that the defendant and two others now at large conspired and deceived the complainant that they would supply him gold and diamond.

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He further said that the defendant fraudulently collected N3, 030, 000 from the defendant and failed to deliver the said products.

The prosecutor said that when the complainant demanded for his money, the defendant threatened to kill him.

The offences contravened Sections 97 and 312 of the Penal Code.

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